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AT SAN ANDREAS.
to igefl and Respected Pioneer Killed on
His Own Threshold.
Hnrderer Expresses No Regret
For His Action.
A Stage Meets With a Mishap in Hum
boldt County and the Driver Killed
—A Barken tine Wrecked Near San
Rosalia, With Prospects of Only a
Small Portion of Her Cargo Being
BAN ANDREAS, April 4.—George S.
Washburn, an aged and respected
pioneer, was shot and killed on his own
threshold this afternoon by Benito Lo-
Pez, a native of Central America.
The two men own adjoining lots in the
outskirts of the town. There is a flow
ing well on Lopez's property, which oc
• casionally floods Washburn's garden.
This afternoon Washburn began dig
ging a drain to carry away the overflow,
when Lopez objected. A quarrel fol
lowed, during which Washburn threat
ened his neighbor with a hoe. Lopez
immediately went inside his house, and,
securing a revolver, stepped to the door
way and deliberately fired at Washburn,
the bullet striking him in the head and
causing instant death.
The murderer after his arrest declared
that he fully Intended to kill his victim,
and expressed no regret for his action.
t Washburn has resided in this county
Since 1854. He leaves a widow and two
FRED GIBSON'S MONEY.
His Wife Obtains a Warrant for De
ceased's Mother's Arrest.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 4.—The
Widow of Charles Frederick Gibson,
the well-known saloon-keeper, acting
on the advice of her attorneys, Delmas
& Shortridge, applied to Judge Low to
day for a warrant for the arrest of
Mrs. Emma York, her deceased hus
band's mother, on irJhe charge of felq/iy
Judge Low, who dismissed a charge
of grand larceny against James A. Gib
son, brother of the deceased, on Friday,
refused to issue the warrant, on the
ground that the widow had, in his
opinion, no claim to the $22,500 which
Charles F. Gibson is alleged to have
presented to his mother on his death
Mrs. Gibson then went to Judge Jo
achim sen, and after the facts were
laid before him, he at once signed the
•warrant, which was placed in the
bands of Chief Crowley.
Mrs. Gibson stated that after Mrs.
York had attended the funeral of her
son in Sacramento on Thursday she
left for Kenwick, New Brunswick,
where she formerly resided, and took
, the $22,500 with her. Chief Crowley at
once telegraphed to all points on the
different routes to Canada a descrip
tion of Mrs. York, with instructions to
place her under arrest, as she was
wanted here on the charge of felony
As soon as the Chief is notified of the
fact that Mrs. York is arrested an offi
cer will be sent to Sacramento to secure
• Governor Budd's signature to the neces
sary requisition papers.
The $22,500 represents nearly the en
- tire estate of the deceased, and the
widow is fighting to get her share of it.
. She has, through her attorneys, secured
apecial letters of administration on her
husband's estate, and Judge Coffey has
issued citations for James A. Gibson
and Mrs. York, requiring them to be in
his court on Tuesday morning to answer
questions pertinent to the case. Mrs.
York has evaded serv ice of the citation
j by flight,
i Factions Split and a General Fight
I PORTLAND (Or.). April 4.—One fac
tion of the Republican party of Mulno
mah succeeded in holding a convention
,to nominate city and county officers
this afternoon, while the opposing fac
tion has set Monday as the date for its
The political excitement in this city
at present is probably unequaled. The
excitement over the riotous scenes at
the primaries on Thursday was re
r.ewed by a bitter fight waged in the
convention hall to-day by the two fac
Wherr the convention opened this
morning two Chairmen, representing
the Hume-Minto- Frank combination
and the Simon clique, held possession,
and were at loggerheads for hours,
free fighting was indulged in all over
the hall, and the contention was so
furious at times as to lead to promiscu
ous smashing of noses among delegates,
until the anti-Simonites left the hall.
The Simon faction then nominated their
ticket, which the defeated combination
.promises to throw down at all hazards.
0e Has a Call From a C hurch, at
- TACOMA (Wash.), April 4.—A secret
that up to the present time has been
well the call given by the First
Congregational Church of this city to
Jts old pastor, the Rev. C. O. Brown,
who has a perilous time holding down
his charge in San Francisco.
A large portion of the congregation
has always stood by Dr. Brown during
tha l ate unpleasantness, and it was
during * ne trial tnat resolutions of con
fidence an d. sympathy were drawn up
by the church here and forwarded to
him. j la jj oc j t( t ne present incumbent.
' last Sunday morning surprise! his con
• gregation by handing in his resignation,
to take effect at once, and claiming a
change of climate was necessary.
Dr. Brown's friends here, who are
many in the church, straightway pro
ceeded to give him a call to this
charge, and he has as much as accepted.
FAILED IN THEIR PURPOSE.
Attempt to Tar and Feather a Santa
SANTA CRUfc, April 4 —There was
"•an attempt made to-night to tar and
feather Mace Terry, proprietor of the
• Excelsior livery stables.
Terry and his wife occupy apart
ments over the stable, and were
"aroused by one of the horses running
loose Terry went down to attend to
the horse, and suspecting that some
™! was in the darkened part of the
started back to get a pistol,
but he was knocked down and an at
tempt made to pour tar on his head.
He struggled and reached the side
walk and shouted for help. Soon a
number of persons gathered, and his
Terry said he thought he knew who
attacked him, but refused to tell. A
bag of feathers, a bottle of tar and a
cheesecloth mask were found. A re
ward of $150 was offered for the cap
ture of the miscreants.
Death of an Old and Respected Citizen
of Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, April 4.—Charles
Ducommon, one of the oldest and most
respected citizens of Los Angeles, died
this afternoon after a short illness.
He was a native of Switzerland, and
crossed the plains to Los Angeles by
the southern routrj in 1848, establishing
the first hardware store in the city, a
business which he continued to the time
of his Ylec.th. Luiing his long resi
dence here he has accumulated a great
deal cf property, and was rated one
of the wealthy men of the city. He
was married twice, his second wife,
who survives him, being noted for her
charitable work, in which she was
aided by her husband. Several child
ren also survive him.
DIED OF HEART DISEASE.
An Ex-Attorney-General of Arizona
suddenly Passes Away.
PHOENIX (Ariz.), April 4.—Ex-At
torney-General Clark Churchill died in
, this city very suddenly this morning
from heart disease.
General Churchill came to Arizona
in 1577, and located in Prescott, where
he built up an extensive lav.- practice.
He was appointed Attorney-General
by Governor Tritle. and was an efficient
and painstaking officer.
General Churchill was an uncompro
mising Republican, and for years a
power in Arizona politics. He leaves
a widow but i* children, and consider
able property in Phoenix and vicinity.
GOVERNOR HUGHES' REMOVAL.
Brought About by Telegram* He is
Suid to Have Sent to Washington.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 4.—A spe
cial from Tucson, Arizona, says: It is
agreed that Governor Hughes' removal
was brought about by several telegrams
shown President Cleveland urging mem
bers of Congress to pass the Arizona
school land lease bill over the Presi
dent's veto. These telegrams were over
the signature of the Governor. He ar
rived in Tucson to-day. and in speaking
of the matter said that the telegrams
were forgeries. He had never commun
icated with any Congressman nor other
persons on the subject of the land lease
The Strike at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 4.—The
representatives of the Building Council
tied up the Parrott building this morn
ing so far as the affiliated unions Were
concerned. They took out about 150
men on strike. On Monday about 150
more men will be called out, the elec
trical workers, plumbers and cornice
workers having signified their willing
ness to strike. Hereafter every "struck
job" will be picketed.
A Barkenrine AY recked.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 4—A pri
vate dispatch received this afternoon
by S. P. Peterson says that the barken
tine Modoc has been wrecked near Santa
Rosalia, and that only a small portion
of her cargo will be saved. The Modoc
is owned in this port, and, was a well
known trader on the coast. She was
452 register tonnage. 172 feet long, 30
feet beam and 12 feet depth of hold. She
was built in 187*3 at Ulsaladdy, Wash.
Stanford Co-Eds Win.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 4.—The
game of basket ball this afternoon be
tween the Stanford and Berkeley co-eds
resulted in a victory for the former by
a score of 4 to 2. The game was ably
contested throughout, but no unusual
incidents occurred, the best of good na
ture prevailing. The building where the
contest took place was crowded to dis
comfort, and the enthusiasm of the
Stanford contingent was unbounded.
WOODLAND. April 4.— W. R. Rob
erts of the firm of Ward & Roberts,
merchant tailors, swallowed a large
quantity of laudanum to-night with
suicidal intent. Despondency over
business matters is the reason assigned
f-.r the act. Roberts is in a critical con
dition, but his physicians are hopeful of
his recovery. lie is about 30 years of
age, and a man of family.
The Driver < rushed to Death.
EUREKA (Cal ). April 4.—The Fern
dale and Petrol ia mail staee was
wrecked near Cook's Grade this after
ni on and driver William Peters killed.
The horses became unmanageable and,
after running for a considerable dis
tance, the vehicle was overturned and
Peters was crushed to death. Further
particulars are lacking.
Editors Invited to Chleo.
CHIOO, April 4 —Chico editors have
tendered the Sacramento Valley Press
l>eaa*a* a cordial in\:tation to meet in
this city. A handsome sum has been
realized to defray the expense of enter
taining the visitors, who are expected to
nun.her between fifty and one hundred.
Fatal BoW al Woodland.
WOODLAND. April 4.—Juiius Bly.
colored, engaged in a row with Sandy
1 dggs, colored, the former being struck
or. the head by Diggs, resulting in the
u» ath of lily.
COLONEL NAFF ALIVE.
No Truth in the Report That Ho Was
CROOKSTON (Minn ), April 3 — Colo
nel Adam F. Naff, Whom reports said
had gone through the ice on Eainey
River and been drowned with his en
tire party, returned from the trip this
morning safe and sound. The report
that they were drowned was starred by
settlers and Indians on the northern
l.oundary. and originated in the fact
that the party did meet with a mishap
on the river and all went through. Colo
nel Naff and the United States Deputy
Marshal escaped and succeeded in get
ting horses and returning to civiliza
tion, but the lest of the outfit were
drowned, being swept under the ice.
A Hint lor Secretary Morton.
" 'Lizabeth," said Farmer Cornroe,
laying aside his weekly paper, "is there
and more fly leaves in the Bible?"
"An' is all that pokeberry ink gone?"
"Got er 'bout the house?"
"I think so; what yer goin' to do?"
"Goln' tcr write to New Orleans fur
a peck o" that new kind o' Mardi Gras
seed thait the papers is talkin' so much
wrbout; want ter try it in -the low bot
tom fields fur early pasture."—Wash
In Russia the principals in a duel
partake of breakfast together before
going out to fight.
SACmAMILrrrO DAit¥ APHTL 5, 1896.
Highest of aH in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Govt Report
GOING TO EUROPE.
Large Shipment Announced to Go on
Tuesday of This Week,
All of Which Will be Drawn From
A Wind and Snowstorm Prevailing in
New York State—The Thermometer
Registers at Zero, and the Continu
ation of the Wind and Snowfall Re
sults in the Worst Blizzard of the
NEW YORK, April 4.—The "Times"
to-morrow will say: Bankers who
counted on a delay in gold exports be
yond the coming week were surprised
to-day by notice from Heidelbach,
Ickleheimor & Co. of itn intended ship
ment of gold Tuesday. It will be taken
frcm the treasury. The firm placed the
amount at $500,000. with a possibility
of its increase to $1,000,000.
The notice excited comment, not only
because it upset predictions, but be
cause rates of exchange seem hardly to
justify shipments. Demand bills were
quoted to-day at $4.89, a rate high
enough to withdraw et in in good condi
tion, but too low to escape chances of
less if the coin on hand runs as light as
is supposed. Bars cannot be with
drawn at that rate, on account of the
Government premium on them.
Opinions on the outlook, in view of
this notice differed widely. Some
thought the shipment would mark the
beginning of a steady outward move
ment of gold. Others believed that
ccuntei acting influences exerted
through increased activity on the
surety and money markets would check
exports by attracting foreign lenders.
There is no doubt of an abundance of
NAVAL ENGINEER CORPS.
House Committee Collecting Measures
Looking to Relief.
WASHINGTON, April 4.—The House
Committee on Naval Affairs to-day be
gan the collection of measures looking to
the relief of the engineer corps of the
President Harris of the Maine State
College and President Murkland of the
New Hampshire State College made
arguments in support of the bill allow
ing ' the appointment of graduates of
colleges of the United States to the
engineer corps of the navy by competi
tive examination. They favored the
plan of appointing half of the engineer
corps this way and the remaining half
from the Naval Academy. Such a plan,
they thought would create greater in
terest among the people in the navy,
and would help materially to build it up.
It was well known, they said, that a
large majority of the graduates of the
Naval Academy preferred the line of
the navy and the rank it gave them.
For this reason the engineer corps was
short, and its membets overworked. The
plan of college appointment would fill
this void. Beside benefiting the naval
service, the plan, if adopted, would
greatly benefit institutions of learning.
They closed their arguments with
the claim that the technical education
obtained at the great colleges was as
good and in many instances superior
to that given at the Government insti
Comes Near Meeting With Death
While out Banting.
NEW YORK, April 4.—George J.
Gould perhaps never came nearer to
death than he did to-day on his morn
ing run with the Ocvan Hunt Club on
hi:- vicious horse Turk.
As Mr. Gould and Dr. C. L. Lindley,
master of the hunt, were riding neck
and neck half Way from Greenville to
Allaire, a stiff fence loomed up before
them. Dr. Lindley took it first. His
rorse, Shamrock, stumbled on the rail,
land, turning a complete somersault,
icame d*.wn in a heap on his back and
j lay there.
t Mr. Gould, who WPS four lengths be
jhind, steadied Turk and tried what is
I known as the double jump, but as Turk
j rose at the obstacle the horse's feet
sl'l'p.-d. Mr. Gould fill out of the sad-
Idle, headforemost over the horse's head,
jHe saw the body of the horse falling on
; htm, and struggled bbndly to get out
Oi reach as Turk struck the ground
j half a foot clear of him.
Dr. Lindley, although injured, strug
gled to his feet and ran to Mr. Gould's
assistance, where he lay stunned and
! motionless. Dr. Lir.dley's shoulder,
J which was dislocated, was wrenched
Into place. Meantime Mr. Gould was
| slowly struggling back to consciouness.
lit was found that his hip was sprained.
The injured men were taken to Lnke
wood as soon as a carriage could be pro
cured. Mr. Gould will recover.
WINTRY IN NEW YORK.
strong Wind Sad Snowstorm H.i«intr
In tho Km pi re State.
SARANAC LAKE (N. V.), April 4—A
j strong wind and snowstorm has been
raging here for twenty-four hours. The
mercury, which reached 54 degrees
: above zero on Thursday, registered
jzero before sunrise this morning,
j MALONE (N. V.). April 4.—For over
j twenty-four hours it has been snowing
land blowing here, and the continuation
; resulted in one of the worst blizzards
■of the season last night. There is a
' freight train stalled in a cut at Brandy
brook, and in trying to pull out the cars
j they were derailed and the snow piled
jaround them all day. This is the fifth
j consecutive week in which trains have
I been stalled on the Ogdensburg and
j Lake Champlain Division of the Central
i Vermont Road by heavy snow.
Hank 1 ''allure.
DECATUR (111 ), April 4 —L. B. Cas-
Jner. owner of the Farmers* Bank, made
}an assignment to-day. Liabilities,
$128,193, assets. $128,315. The assets
consist largely of real estate. The fail
ure was occasioned by heavy withdraw
als during the past week. . Yesterday
morning Mr. Casner found his ready
cash in the bank to be $2,1?>0, and con
sequently surrendered his property for
the benefit of creditors. The deposits at
the time of the failure were $90,000.
The bank was established three years
Vermont for Harrison.
INDIANAPOLIS, April 4.—Friends of
ex-President Harrison are saying to
day that Proctor is to give Vermont's
vote to him at the St. Louis Convention
on the first ballot. As this State comes
near the last it will serve as a straw for
the second ballot. Saying this, General
Harrison's friends are calculating that
McKinley will not be nominated on the
first ballot. If he is it will in all likeli
hood be before Vermont is reached, in
which case the State will go with the
Raid on a Bucketshop.
CHICAGO, April 4.—The Chicago
Public Stock Exchange, otherwise
known as John Condon's bucket shop,
was raided to-day. The proprietor and
clerks, together with 132 "speculators,"
were marched to the police satlon, where
Condon signed bonds for their appear
ance next Monday morning in court. It
is claimed that the Civic Federation
is behind the police attacks on the
bucket shops, and that the war will
Relations With England Suspended.
COLON, April 4.—The report is con
firmed that the Colombian Government
has suspended official relations with G.
F B. Jenner, the British Minister, resi
dent at Bogota. The work of construct
ing an addition to the barracks on the
island of St. Lucia has begun. When
the work of enlargement is completed
the garrison is to be largely increased.
Little Probability of a Striae,
NEW YORK, April 4.—The outlook
for a strike on any of the lines operat
ed by the Traction Company is very
slim, and there will probably be a set
tlement soon. The men declared to-day
that they had no intention of going on
a strike, and few of them were aware
that any of their fellow workmen con
templated such a step.
Two Murderers Hanged.
UNION SPRINGS (Ala.). April 4.—
Charley Burton and Jordan Brown were
hanged here to-day for murder. The
men were allowed to address the crowd
before going into the inolosure which
surrounded the gallows. They were
swung off at the same time, and both
were pronounced dead in a few minutes.
Quay's Desk Tampered With.
WASHINGTON, Arhl 4.—Senator
Quay's committee-room was broken
into last evening andean unsuccessful
attempt made to open his desk. It is
believed by the Senator that an effort
was made to get possession of his po
litical papers, but they were all removed
to Quay's house a week ago.
C hess Tournament.
PHILADELPHIA, April 4.—The four
teenth game of the match for the chess
championship of the Tfjriited States was
played to-day at the Franklin Chess
Club. The score now stands: Showalter
won (!, Kemeny won 4, drawn 4. The
fifteenth game will be played Monday. '
Betrothal in Royal Circles.
ATHENS, April 4.—Princess Marie
Madline of Greece and the Grand Duke
George of Russia, son of the grand uncle
of the present Emperor of Russia, have
been formally betrothed.
Treasury Oold Reserve,
WASHINGTON, April 4. — The
treasury gold reserve at the close of
business to-day was .*125,220,347. The
withdrawals were $54400 for the day.
THE WAR IN THE SOUDAN.
DERVISHES ATTACK AN ITALIAN
The Africans Twice Defeated, Suffer
ing Heavily From Loss of Life
MASSOWAH, April 4—Advices from
the front announce that 5,000 Dervishes
attacked an Italian native battalion on
the morning of April 2d at Mount Moc
ran. Colonel Stevani and his forces
from Kassala went to the assistance of
the battalion, surprising the enemy,
and drove the latter back. The Der
vishes, reinforced by several detach
ments from Tucraf, returned to the at
tack, but were again repulsed in an en
gagement lasting four hours. The Ital
ians lost 100 killed and wounded. The
Dervishes suffered heavily, and many
were made prisoners.:
SUAKIM, April 4.4-Osman Digna, at
the head of a large force of Dervishes,
has arrived at Haiasat Hills. Friendly
Arabs are intrenched at Erkoweit,
barring the advance! of the Dervishes
upon this place. ■
LONDON, April 4.—A dispatch from
Massowah to the "Central News" says
that Colonel Stevani. commanding the
garrison at Kassala. estimates that
there are 15,000 Devtehea in the vicinity
of that town. He has applied to Gen
eral Baldessari, the Italian com
mander, for reinforcements, and the
latter has ordered infantry and artil
lery to proceed from Keren.
ROME, April 4.--It is reported that
the military attache of the British
Embassy has received orders to proceed
to Massowah to examine into and re
port upon the situation at Kassala.
This is considered ■> be proof of the
accord between Grea Britain and Italy
for common action of the defense of
A Little Too Economic.
A gentleman residing in New York
recently hired a coloAd Doy f or a valet.
The boy proved a \ ™uable acquisition
in everything except one, and that was
his practice of economy. He was for
ever endeavoring to save money for
his employer. One day he was sent to
get some letters stamped and to post
them. Upon his return the gentleman
asked him if he had attended to it all
right. The boy replied: "I's found a lot
of gemmen getting stamps, and as they
didn't charge them anything to put the
letters in the slot. I saved you twenty
cents, 'cause I slipped yours in without
stamps." That colored toy was too
economic, and he was dispensed with. —
Harper's Round Table.
_____ THE HOMFAJCKIL.
I It J
For the ladies to find out where they can best — m
be suited. The crowds that have filled our _S
S~ stores since we opened our New Spring Goods
indicate pretty clearly where that place is.
|| HONDAY 3
We will open over a hundred pieces of New Spring- -~*t9
f£~~ Goods. Novelties that have just arrived direct from
the manufacturers* The fabrics are very choice and
afp-~ handsome and will be displayed on our counters —*»
Monday. The lot includes Light Colored All-wool ZL\\\%
and Silk and Wool Red Fern Suitings, in widths
ranging from 42 to 54 inches.
Prices, 75c and $i a yard.
£z Black Dress Goods. 3
«»— Thank good fortune that brings you pretty Black —2
Dress Goods at less than their worth, right in the
nick of wanting time. This lot of Fancy Black
Figured Goods was made expressly for separate skirts. —•«*
Jm*~ all being in large mohair figures that look as rich as
silk. The price that such goods are usually sold for —*M
is 75c a yard. Your choice Monday irom 15 differ +m
ft\T~ ent designs. 55c a yard.
•E Spring Jackets.
JJtr Tailor-made Jackets, in light tan shades. A new lot —g
just received by express. —^
At $11 50, $12 50 and $i 5 each.
*Z NEW FINE TAN KERSEY CLOTH CAPES, with heavy
strap seams and pearl button trimming. Z^J
At $6 5o to $12 50 each.
gWasserman, Davis & Co., 3
AGENTS FOR BTJTTERICK PATTERNS,
Corner Rifth and J Streets, Sacramento. WW 3B
THE HYGIENE OF OLD AGE.
How People on the Down Grade of Life
Some Suggestions From a Physician
That Are Conceive to
Those noteworthy suggestions as to
how people on the down-hill side of life
should live to secure the most satisfac
tion out of old age are contributed by a
doctor to the "Country Gentleman":
Human life consists of three periods.
One is the gradual growth of a person
to maturity, when all the physical pow
ers are at the Very best, and the body
has been full> formed and completed.
Then there comes a period of stability,
under the most favorable circum
stances, during which the person en
joys the fullest pleasure of existence,
and is at the maximum of physical
power. This, however, is only as re
gards the physical functions; the men
tal powers continue to grow and in
crease, as the result of experience, until
the hastening of physical inability ap
proaches, and the weakness of the body
begins to tell upon the vigor of the in
tellect; this is the third period.
This, however, depends greatly upon
the kind of work the mind is subjected
to. Agreeable mental work, which hav
ing been pursued for years, and for
which the whole previous life has been
only a training field, may be carried on
even undtr very great physical inabil
ity, and the mind may remain clear un
til the body is totally worn out, and the
individual enjoys full mental ability
until the physical system fails alto
This fact is one that should be well
considered by all old people. They
usual enjoy their special pursuits, and
long acquaintance with the subject
of their study gives them a profound
enjoyment in it, so that it becomes a
matter of importance to them that they
should endeavor to preserve their phys
ical functions intact until the very last.
Nothing can be more unpleasant to
think of than a long term of weak
ness, possibly imbecility, to be passed
through in old age, during which one
is a burden on friends and a misery to
himself. To avoid such a catastrophe
at the end of one's life should be the
constant study of all aged persons.
The period of life v. hen one feels him
self to be really old \aries with the indi
vidual. It may be that one verging on
the age of the supposed allotted span of
three score and ten thinks his time of
usefulness is drawing to a close. It is
rot to be so thought, however. With
many persons the mind is then only
fully ripening, and the study and
thought of half a century must have
gathered a vast accumulation of knowl
edge or ideas that will be still useful
to the world, if only the physical con
dition is still in a vigorous condition of
health. The object then of living at
this age is to husoancl one's physical
resources, and live, if not for one's self,
Highest Honors—World's Fair,
Gold Medal, ft'.idwinter Fair.
Most Perfect Made.
40 Years the Standard.
at least i'or the world, as long as possi
Nine-tenths of the leading men and
women in the world—those who are
making history for the future —are over
50 years of age. But as a rule, this may
be taken as the age after which one is
old. And it depends after that time
how the person cares for him or herself,
whether the span of old age may last
forty, thirty or less than twenty years.
At 55 three-fourths of the people have
passed beyond the river. Twenty-three
out of a hundred of persons older than
50, left, pass away before age of <!•">,
leaving only 2 per cent, surviving at
this age. From iJS to 75 is the most
fatal period of this last span. So that
those wno have reached the ag<:- of 65,
have in their own hands in a great
measure whether they shall survive to
75, and then have a better chance than
the average to live on to the next ten
It is not saying too much, by any
means, to assert that one who has
re-ached 115 may easily survive to the
next decennial period by the exercise
of the right prudential means. These
include the enjoyment of pure air; a
well-balanced, easy mind and freedom
from cares and worry; good food of the
right kind; a moderate climate; the
sustenance Of bodily warmth; personal
cleanliness; avoiding every exhausting
physical labor, yet the taking of such
exercise as one has been used to, but
never to the extent of painful weari
ness. Rest is indispensable; the sleep
should be at least ten or twelve hours
every day. To avoid sudden changes
from hot to cold, dry to moist air, the
constant wearing of sufficient woolen
underclothing; the use of simple medi
cines to preserve all the bodily Junc
tions in an evenly healthful condition,
or to secure this by the use of the right
foods, of which fruit should be the
largest part; the avoidance of strong
coffee, tobacco or alcohol in anything
like excess, even comparatively; to
masticate the food perfectly, and if the
teeth have failed to prepare the food
by thorough comminution of it, and
to eat it slowly that the supply of the
saliva, the first of the digestive fluids,
may be copious; to eat often, and a lit
tle at a time —of meats especially, for
the protein is most needed, on account
of the need to sustain all the vital
organs in their most effective condi
tion; for it is on these that the aged
depend mostly, the wastes of the tissues
that depend on the carbo-hydrates for
their renewal being the least, as long
as the body is kept warmly clothed
and the breathing of very cold air is
The excretions are to be preserved in
effective action, and the skin, which is
the most important of these organs, if
one may be so described, should be
kept in the fullest action by frequent
bathing in the evening and a dry rub
bing in the morning. A little muscular
exercise before retiring at night and
a tepid sponge bath will greatly aid in
procuring that rest which old persons
need, but often fail to get as they would
Violent exercise is to be avoided, and
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Take Your Wife
one of those handsome Pozzoni Pcff Boxes.
They are given free with each box of powder.
whatever increases the action of the
heart. One has just so many heart
beats to count on, and if for some time
these are increased in number, the time
is shortened. The heart is often ham
pered by too great a load of fat around
it, and on this account the use of
starchy and oily foods is to be kept sub
ject to the actual needs of the system.
Over-eating is a grave fault at any
time, but far worse in old age; the ef
fect of it is to excite the heart to irreg
ular action, and it is better to restrain
the appetite than to let it run to excess
in anything. Lean meat, chicken,
rather weak tea. with cream (cream ia
•the very best form of fat that can bo
taken), and fruit with bread—not the
far too prevalent biscuit—and stale is
the best condition of it; few vegetables;
no pie; a few drops or some good prep
aration of phosphoric acid in a glass
of water wiil be the brsc drink, or it
may be taken an hour before eating
with benefit. Lastly, moderate walks
abroad, or any light work in the gar
den or in the fields, but never to the ex
tent of weariness, will greatly conduce
longevity along with the preceding reg
ulations for the sustenance of the best
condition of health.
The "World-Fatuous Man-Faoed Crab.
One of the most singular looking
creatures that ever walked the earth
or "swam the waters under the earth"
is the world-famous man-faced crab
of Japan. Its body is hardly an inch
in length, yet the head is lifted with
a face which is the perfect counterpart
of a Chinese coolie —a veritable missing
link, with eyes, nose and mouth all
clearly defined. This curious and un
canny creature, Reside the great like
ness it bears to a human being in the
face, is provided with two legs, which
seem to grow from the top of its head
and hang down over the sides of the
face. Beside these legs, two feelers,
each about an inch in length, grow from
the chin of the animal, looking for all
the world like a forked beard. These
man-faced crabs swarm in the inland
seas of Japan.—Public Opinion.
Pill-Box for the World.
Between 6,000,000 and 7,000,000 pills
of one kind or another are estimated to
be daily consumed in the United King
dom. The estimates are based on the
actual daily sales by druggists of or
dinary pills, prescription pills and pat
ent medicine pills. The average of these
estimates, which came in from all parts
of the country, showed that the daily
consumption was considerably over
5,500,000, which would give one pill
per week to every man, woman and
child of the population. Taking the
average pill to weigh three grains, the
year's supply for the United Kingdom
would weigh not less than ITS tons, or
enough to fill thirty-six ordinary wag
ens, and making a trainload which
would require two powerful engines to
Parson Bloomfieid—l'm afraid/, my
friend, your heart isn't right.
Dying Sinner —Well, parson, you'll
have to settle that with the doctor. He
says it's my liver. —Texas Siftings.